Monday, November 19, 2012

The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!


Yesterday mum and I went to this beautiful Christmss craft fair; we bought this really pretty material hanging heart with a cinnamon stick (which smells so goooood!), some dairy free date and walnut cake (which is quite nice, but also quite tastless :/), Christmas bunting and a glass soap dish.
Going there I felt like Kirsty (from Kirsty's handmade Christmas, Vintage Home, etc) - as she always wafts through craft fair's buying little beautiful handmade things.

It was so Christmassy; not only because it smelt like spices, it was really cold and everyone was eating mince pies - but because there was loads of Christmas cheer. It made me so happy - one of my favourite parts of Christmas, and probably the one at the top of the (very long) list, is the festive spirit and how jolly people are around this time of the year (minus my brother and grandpa, who like to play the part of Scrooge - before he gets all nice - in November/December). I know it sounds cheesy but it's true!

And just incase you guys feel like everyone around isn't jolly enough;

Okay, I'll talk to you later!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Two Things (and an extra thing)

A short post today, I have two things mostly on my mind:

On Sunday, my mum and I have planned to go to this craft fair which I'm really excited about, but there's also this Christmas lights thing on at 5... Wait, maybe this isn't a dilemma? I was thinking about asking my friends at school if they were going to the lights ceremony... Okay sorry just had to sort my thoughts out...

YES. That's right. I watched Love Actually back in October (I still can't believe it's November! Eek so exciting I loooove the holiday season!!!) and On Monday night we watched White Christmas (which is brilliant) and last night I watched Elf. I'm in the spirit, I guess you could say ;) but there is this film I've heard lots about on blogs but NEVER seen - it's called Eloise at Christmastime; I think I'll watch that soon... But I might leave some films until December ^_^

Oh, and I have a third thing.

I read Molly's holiday bucket list and I think I'm going to copy it, it's so jolly! Okay that is all.


Monday, November 12, 2012



Teheh, now coffee looks like a funny word. I don't know what's wrong with me.

So here I am, sitting on an armchair in my Nanny and Grandpa's flat, in my school uniform (with a very scary looking top knot), with nothing to do(which is not true, I need to learn my lines and do some maths but SHHHH! ;D) just thinking about coffee.

My first experience with coffee wasn't great. I was quite young, not crazy young but in lower school, and my dad was making his night time coffee. I asked to try some so he made me a normal, very caffeinated, BLACK coffee. I put heaps of sugar into it, and drank it - "ew." I wasn't a big fan of it but I'm pretty sure I drank it all, then I got into bed and my hands started trembling and I got a massive headache and couldn't go to sleep for about two or three hours; oh caffeine, you're so kind.

I avoided coffee but when I got into Starbucks, I tried their gingerbread latte and I was HOOKED. After christmas, I forgot about coffee for a really REALLY long time, until earlier this year (around September time) when I tried another latte from PRET, and it made me feel sick so I decided to just CUT IT OUT. Ah, but my story isn't over yet (oh no, I hear.) I now love coffee. I still have to have a latte (not as much sugar as I used to, I only get coffee at Starbucks/costa but I make sure it's only about one pump of the syrup) but i LOVE IT. It still makes me go quite trembly but HEY I like the caffeinated kick. This isn't am obsession, don't worry.

Awwwright and that was (boring) story time with Esh! Now I'm going to eat some lunch; well in like twenty minutes. Twenty dragging minutes...

Goodbye my little gingerbreaddies!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Simple Things.

There is this magazine called The Simple Things; it is my favourite magazine EVER. I've only got one copy and it is perfect. At the end, it has a list of "simple things" - I suppose they're a bit like monthly favourites. I've stolen a couple, because they're so true! And many of these will be the same for next month, but hopefully this is going to be a monthly thing. Okay, I could write lots of "simple things" but here are mine for November:

Getting into bed with clean white sheets and a pretty patterned duvet.

Going so fast on the bike that you feel you're riding in the air.

Honey and far too much (vegan) butter drizzled on crunchy, seedy toast.

Walking along a street laced with glittering fairy lights, with a Starbucks seasonal latte to warm your hands.

Christmas pyjamas with knitted slippers.

A fire crackling.

The crisp cold air, biting your cheek... And then the rush to a cup of tea.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November Goals.

Hello! Considering I spend 85% of the time on food blogs (pretty much), I really should blog more.
I've seen quite a few people do these goal blogposts - I think they're good because its like a bucket list, but a monthly bucket list, it should help me get things done as I know I have a deadline.
Before I start may I just say how much I LOVE November?! October, November and December are my faves ^_^

Okay, heeeeere we go!
1. Learn all my lines for Beauty and the Beast: I know it's sort of terrible, but I'm still not 100% sure of them. We perform at the beginning of December so I need to get a wriggle on!

2. Learn some of the lines for Rom&Jule. I've had a lot of drama for this play (well, it IS a dramatic play isn't it? ;) ) but basically I am doing the first half as Juliet and then my friend is going to take over (though it has still turned out that I have about a bazillion lines... Emmdxhjbfrjbckehvxei). It's going to take a while learning all the flipping lines, and the performance is in February. I also think its easier acting when you know your lines :)

3. Gain weight. This is a bit of a weird goal, but it's sort of essential. I am classed as "underweight", and it would make me a lot happier if I weighed more, to make me feel stronger and shizz. I know lots of people would say its silly how I'm concerned about this because I'm not that old; but I need to make sure I grow knowing I'm strong and healthy. I got this new app which tells me how many calories to eat and stuff (though I don't count calories (if you do; be careful because you can get obsessed by it), its good knowing how MUCH you should eat) so, hopefully by the end of this month I'll be in the healthy weight category!

4. Walk the dogs more. I loveeeee the winter (winter's come nice and early this year :D) and I'd just love to walk my doggies more - my dad does it everyday but on the weekends I'd like to. I'd ideally like to go jogging but I don't really want to on my own, and I don't think any of my friends who live in my village are interested but we'll see!

And that's it! I started listening to christmas music today ^_^ 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY, GUYS!

Talk to you later! :)


Thursday, November 1, 2012

How I Spent Halloween

I can't believe it's November!!! THIS IS SO COOL EEEK! But I definitely don't want to rush this time; this is my favourite time of the year (Christmassy time), so I like to make the most out of it - which means no counting down to Christmas for me ^_^

Yesterday, though it was Halloween, I had a very Christmassy day! My mum and I baked and baked and baked;
We were making chocolate biscotti! It turned out sooo yummy! This was it before getting cut up ^

I made these. They look TERRIBLE. They're suppost to be chocolate chip cookies, but they spread so much they made one giant cookie so we had to cut it. They're quit tasty, but they just fall apart and they're really sticky so :(

Excuse me whilst I bombard you with pictures of the beautiful biscotti (i ate two little pieces in the making teheh :D)

I also made these spice biscuits - they look really funny but they taste pretty good!

Then we had lunch, then went out to town to do a bit of festive shopping! It got dark as we were there, and lots of fairy lights in town turned on and it looked so beautiful.

 It was actually a really succesful shopping trip! Haul is on my channel ^_^ But then we came home, and had a little bit of time to have tea and a biscotti (...or two.)

 Merlin looked very proud of himself whilst sitting at the table :D
This was one of my purchases ^_^

So there we go! A lovely day :) We then watched Woman in Black and ate spicy pumpkin soup >,< i say watched... I mostly just closed my eyes and hid behind a cushion.
 But tonight some of my friends are coming over and we're gonna make popcorn and pizza and watch Nightmare Before Christmas!!! :D ONE more thing; TIME TO LISTEN TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Walking in a Winter Wonderland...

...Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

That song is stuck in my head. And i'm happy about it.

I actually can't believe that Bonfire Night is on MONDAY(not tomorrow, I meant next week woops heheh)! We're celebrating it  on Sunday though - so even earlier!
See, last year I was REALLY excited about Christmas around September time, and my mum said that I was allowed to listen to Christmas songs, go Christmas shopping, and generally be excited for Christmas - after Fireworks/Bonfire Night! :D
This year I've been more into Autumn, as i don't like counting down to Christmas because it goes waaay to fast if you do - but I have been watching Christmas programmes, singing Christmas songs, and baking Christmassy things because you know what? IT'S NEARLY THE TIME FOR FESTIVITIES.
Let's just say in November, the festivities begin!

So I woke up, thinking I'd slept in WAAAY too long - I went to the kitchen after getting dressed and ready (i wasn't really in the mood for a lazy Sunday pyjama morning), and saw it was 9:44. Yep, I'd slept in late. So I made myself breakfast (these SUPER DUPER YUMMY oaty clusters from Waitrose with a chopped banana, soya milk and a chai tea and clementine on the side) and went to the living room to blog, youtube, etc - I looked up at the clock and OH SNAP it was 8:59?! Turns out, the hour had changed. Wow that was a long paragraph for such a boring story...

Yep, after hours of internet-ing, I got grumpy and decided to some crafty stuff but we had none of the essential materials or anything! So i opened up my scrap book and saw the salt dough Christmas deccies recipe thing from Kirstie's Handmade Christmas!
I AM OBSESSED WITH THAT PROGRAM :D It makes me feel so cosy and crafty and Christmassy!

My Christmas decorations are in the oven now; it was so much fun to make! And so easy!
Half a cup of salt (mmmm, tasty.), a cup of flour - then slowly pour in half a cup of water, and knead (it says for ten minutes but I did mine for about five heheh) until you get a soft, pliable ball of dough! Then roll onto a floured surface, cut out shapes, and either microwave for 2-3 minutes, or leave them to airdry for a couple of days OR do what I've done, and put them in the oven on the lowest heat until they harden (I've put the timer on for an hour)! Then paint, decorate, and hang on your tree! Obviously mine will have about a month of storage time, but it's good to be prepared!

I remember making salt dough decorations at school, in year 1 I think. I've still got mine - it's a lumpy massive heart, with rubbish red painting and cloves sticking out of it. It's "rustique", okay? But it smells AWESOME. To me, cloves smell just like Christmas <3

Soooo yeah! I'll talk to you later, byeee!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Baking and a Cosy House.

Whilst I eat a (homeade!) jam tart, apple and chai tea I shall share my baking session with my mum today ^_^ no more words, just pictures woot woot:

 I can't ice cupcakes - i'm a disgrace to bakers. 

 My baking set up ^_^
 Skeleton gingerbread, dairy free pumpkin pie and dairy free jam tarts! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT SAINSBURY'S LIGHT READY ROLLED SHORTCRUST PASTRY IS VEGAN?! HOW COOL IS THAT?!!!!

 LOOK HOW CUTE THEY ARE!!! My mum iced them for me^_^

 Table ready for a feast!

 That's right, I'm bringing out the festive bowl!

 Wizzy!!! But a little shaky, sorry :D

That's it! Perfect way to start half term!



Hello all! The title is yet to be decided... Hmmm... But this post basically is sort of, things going on or things I like at the mo.

(This lady is staying in our house tonight, she knows my mum and dad - and we're watching this terrible film and I reeeaaally want to leave but I feel so rude euurrggghhh! I also feel a bit piggy, because i ate dinner, had seconds of the garlic bread, then had this super-yummy-but-randomly-made-up pumpkin ginger tart/pie/no-cheese-cheesecake and two clementines, then I just ate a homeade plum jam tart with an apple... IT'S FRIDAY, OKAY? ;D)

Okay, heeeere we go!:

1. Halloween Baking

This is something very recent, about four hours ago ;) Tomorrow i'm doing the catering again for this show event thingy my mum and dad are putting on in a town not too far away, and so I've been baking a LOT - and my mum was helping me and it felt really cosy and nice, so that's my first thing!

2. Jamie's Christmas with Bells on/Jamie's Family Christmas

I. LOVE. THIS. PROGRAM. And I don't think it's too early for Christmas programs - it never is! (Okay maybe that's not true, but it's late October so it's all good!) So many ideas, albeit meaty ideas mostly but it still makes me feel so Christmassy and yaaay!

3. Kirstie's Homemade Christmas

Another program to catch up on 4od! This also inspires me so much; Christmas food and craft ideas! It makes me want to get a vintage glass jar full of buttons and turn them into a necklace, or a garland or something awesome like that!

4. Costa's Gingerbread Lattes

Very luckily, there is a costa near my nanny and grandpa's so gingerbread lattes make a lot of appearances in my life! I can't wait until Starbucks bring out their redcups though! EEEK SO SOON!!!! :D

5. Friends

Not the TV show, suprisingly ;) I've just been very grateful for my friends (and famfam ofc) - my new schoolie friends are already becoming close, and my oldie friends (teheh!) are just so perfff! We actually are like little old ladies when talking in our group, we don't gossip, just discuss ;D

Awwwright I'm off to watch Kirstie's Homemade Home! Tutahhh!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crafty Things.

This Christmas season, I'm going all out homemade; homeade gifts are decorations are always prettier!
Okay, i'm inspired. It's happened.
Kirsty's Homemade Christmas - it's never too early for Christmas programmes.
I have quite a few recipes for Crimbo, but not many crafty ideas! This programme makes me so inspired to just get up and CRAFT IT OUT.

I loooove textiles and crafts. I remember my art teacher said to me as i was leaving to go to school, "You'll do well, you really have any eye for textiles." (something along those lines :D) - my dad's job is centered around textiles, I just love it! But I'll be inspired to do arts and crafts, and then just forget about it for a while, which sucks! So I'm going to try and make the most out of it.

About a month ago, my mum and I decorated (decorating is my favourite part of crafts :)) some frames so they turned into button frames! They were for a present, and they were sooo pretty! So rustique but so much more special than shop bought.
I also used to make necklaces and bracelets, and cards. I'm gonna start the festive season early; I'm going to make some Christmas cards! It's good to have a headstart and be prepared for December, right?

Yeah, so this post is probably just for me to look back on and try and get inspired to craft again - talk (or should I say, type?) soon!


Beanie Blogs #22: illness, FESTIVENESS and Baking

Now i know what you're thinking; ESH! WHY AREN'T YOU IN SCHOOL?
Well, my dearies, I'll tell you why. I'm ill. Again.

It's so annoying! Tummy bug and sniffly nose :(

So I've been baking chocolate cupcakes for the event on Saturday (non vegan cupcakes - it didn't feel right using a cow's product again aha, but they aren't for me and we had this to use up so *shrug*), they smell so yummy! I also tried to make gingerbread but the dough is so crumbly and weird?! I've never used that recipe so... MEH.


Kay' gonna pop off now! Tutaaahhh!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Autumn Tiramasu.

Hello there.

Come for a little peek at a super tasty VEGAN pumpkin tiramasu?

Okay, this recipe originally came from the lovely Kathy Patalsky and I followed it though made a few cchnages and it just didn't set! It was suppost to be a pumpkin pie, no bake - but mine didn't set BUT it tasted wonderful! So I stuck it in a wine glass, put a pecan (even though it's a walnut pumpkin pie...) on top and a leaf of mint! Also, I learnt a few things on the way so down below will be a different version, but if you want to make a PIE - Follow Kathy Patalsky's recipe.

Awwwright here's the recipe:

1/3 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp organic brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp flax seeds (optional) (I used 1 tbsp of milled flax)

15 ounces pumpkin puree, unsweetened
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 cup raw walnuts
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (recipe for pumpkin pie spice down below)
1/3 cup walnut oil
1/4 cup almond milk
4 heaping teaspoons of soy yogurt

1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

(I put mine into a pie dish so I felt like there wasn't enough crust, personally, but if you're putting it into wine glasses it depends on the size of your wine glasses but that should be enough)

Put all the dry ingredients into a food proccessor. Whizz it up until mixed, but still little pieces of walnut are in sight. Then, spoon into the wine glasses (this makes probably about 4-6, but again it depends on the size of the glass). Set aside and put all the filling ingredients (apart from the oil) into a food processor. Turn on and mix until creeeeaaamy! Then pour the oil in, and just process a tiny bit. Test it, and adjust spices or sugar to taste - i added a bit more cinnamon and nutmeg; just a pinch.
Then spoon on top of the crumbly base mixture, and put into the fridge for at LEAST three hours - i put mine in the evening, and ate it the next evening.
Garnish with a walnut (out of walnuts, so I used a pecan) and a sprig o' mint - et voila!

I'm writing this whilst snacking on a chocolate rice cake and an apple. Bloggers life :D


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beanie blogs #21: Festive Sunday!

Hello allll!

So today (well, so far) has been so lovely and festive - yes, I know it's only October but SHHHH!

This morning I woke up, and after an hour mum got up and made some incredibley yummy pear pancakes from Jamie Oliver - i had five (American style) served with yogurt and honey teheh ^_^
Then, Mads, Jose and Kitkat came over and we went to Tescos, bought some bagels, got lunch ready (a bagel topped with hummus, with cucumber and spicy crisps on the side) and we watched Love Actually! Teheheh! After we were all feeling SO festive we made some YUMMY VEGAN GINGERBREAD BICCIES!

Then we plonked down in the living room, turned on Friends, got ourselves some milk (soya milk  for me, of course.) and grabbed a couple of the biscuits (i also ate a pear... Yeah.) - They are so scrumalicious!

Quite a decadent Sunday, but hey - that's what Sundays are for!

Talk to you later!



Friday, October 19, 2012

Beanie Blogs #20: Cozyness, Skin and Juliet!


I'm at my nanny's today - it's so lovely and cold outside <3 so I'm warming up with a fuzzy blanket (in my school uniform -.- when I get home it's straight to the jim jams!) and a lemon and ginger tea (I might go back for my second piece of vegan choccy tiffin heheh ;)) so woo!

My skin has been horrible recently. I need to get into the habit of washing it in the morning and night - i know, it's a bit gross that I've only been washing my face with rubbish cleanser in the evening but in the morning I always seem like I'm in such a rush, but I'm sure I have time to wash my face! Anyway, i've got a big group of little skin coloured spots which are annoying :(

Enough of my face - how are YOU?

It was actually a really fun day at school today; I had English, double drama and then English again teheh! My favourite subjects ;)
In my little library break (whilst the rest of my lovely class were doing chemistry teheh!) I tried to learn some of my Juliet lines - I've sooort of learnt a couple, I know, I know - only a couple BUT it's a start! :D

Okay, I'll pop off now! Tu-taaah!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

WEAT: Sunday Eats!

So, again i failed at WIAW, but shhhhh! Instead i'll just do WEAT (What Esh Ate Today... even though this was from Sunday and it's now Tuesday, again, shhh! ;D)
So on Sunday my dad had some worky stuff to do and my mum and I came with him - we ventured off into Nottingham (it was nearby where dad was) because I'D seen this lovely looking place called the White Rabbit Teahouse
(though it was more of a teaROOM it was so tiny and cuuute! And cosy and warm ^_^). It was really nice; I didn't see many vegan options (though my heart had been set on the sandwich i'll tell you about in a min, so maybe I wasn't looking well enough) but lots of veggie options!
They also sold a wide variety of tea (obvs) and CAKE. And scones and yumminess :D

But anywho, here we go;
OKAY I CHEATED. This is a picture of a couple of days before but i MUST do a recipe on my two favourite breakfasts (this is one of them) - super simple but sometimes people just need some ideas! This is porridge (made with water and soya milk of course) with stewed apples and cinnamon. Actually on Sunday I'm pretty sure I put about two tbsps of muesli and a TINY sprinkle of brown sugar in there. Ooh, and a chai tea with soy milk.

I also ate a banana and a cup of tea when we got there, for my little mid morning snack!


 YUUUUM. If you ever go to the White Rabbit Teahouse, I DEFINITELY reccomend this! Humuous, baby spinach, carrots and PINE NUT sandwich with a side salad and some crisps :D

Snacky time! (around 4pm):

My mum and I went to this cute little cafe places called The Beetroot Tree in Derby/Derbyshire. If you live near there and you're vegan, GO THERE. If you live near there and you're not vegan, GO THERE.
They had two vegan dessert choices that I was interested in; Spiced apple slice or spiced apple cobbler. As it was so cold, i went for the cobbler and my oh my I'm glad i did. Now I'm planning to make cobbler this weekend :D PERFECT cinnamony nutmegy clovey gingery stewed hot apples with a sweet, almost cake like pastry cobbler top. PURRRRFECT.
Very attractive picture, i know. It had been a long day and on the way home we went to Costa and I had my usual gingerbread latte. Yum yum.

Dinner: picture.

I'm sorry.
It was quite late when we got back, so mum rustled up some pasta with M&S (i know - *sigh* shop bought sauce, but I looked on the back and it didn't have loads of crappy stuff in it, so it's all good!) tomato sauce, with a side of M&S edamame (did you know that's pronounced ED-A-MA-MAY? So cool. Like quinoa is KIN-WA tehehehheheh :D) and green bean salad and carrot cous cous salad. Yum yum.
I think i ate some soy yogurt, muesli and a choccy rice cake afterwards - I find I always binge eat in the evenings :/ eh. But that day I thiiink i was okay.

SO, there we go! 
One more thing before i go; Starbucks do a VEGAN loaf slice. ADGJ CHSZGM`BHVCGUUgjvghvjseidfznejkzidjnjakrektbfgijxjUGR7YFGHUXHIBJFD OMG I KNOW!!!!!!!! Chocolate and hazelnut loaf slice - I had half with my mum it was so good!

Okay, TTFN my dearies!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Beanie Blogs #19: Vegan Macaroni Cheese, Halloween and School Stuff!


How's it going?

I haven't talked to you in a while.. Sorry!

So today I had my super yummy scrumalicious porridge topped with warm banana broken up and muesli, with a sprinkle of brown sugar, and then went to school (well after getting ready and driving there, etc)! Today was fun but our English teacher wasn't in so we had some other teachers sort of, "supervising" the class so we READ. For one hour and twenty minutes in total we READ.
Drama was fun ^_^ then after school, as i finished at 3:15 (I think) mum picked me up and we went to Costa (I had a soy gingerbread latte ^_^ yummy yummy).

I'm currently in my cool cute CHRISTMASSY PJ's drinking some chai tea (=story of my life).

What else should i tell you... I tell my mum and dad pretty much EVERYTHING from school and it probably wouldn't be very interesting on a blog so i'll skip past that. Tomorrow we're going up to some place because my brother's looking at universities -.- But on Sunday we're going somewhere more exciting and mum and I are gonna go to this REALLY CUTE looking teahouse! I'll most likely vlog, and take some picehs so I can do a little review on here ^_^

As it's Friday, i'm cooking dindins tonight (we have a little schedule for cooking nights that mum made :D That's what happens when you have a daughter who LOVES cooking, and a son who is rubbish at cooking but has to learn - yes, I am kind to my brother.) - I'm going to make this.
My dad and brother are probably going to be really scared; whenever I (or my mum) buy cool new vegan foods, they always shrivel their faces up into disgust (I don't think my brother can still get his head around one of my favourite foods; chocolate covered rice cakes). Because of my new veganism, I feel like my dad likes butter and cream and all those unhealthy dairy (dairy is healthy, but double cream and butter aren't fab) foods EVEN MORE. If we make apple pie or something, he just CHUCKS on the double cream.
But anywho, i won't tell them it's made with cashews ;) OR I'll wait until they say "YUM!" (they better) and then I'll say "BOOM. NO CHEESE. NOT EVEN VEGAN CHEESE. JUST CASHEWS AND OTHER YUMMY THINGS!"

In other news:

Sorry I keep on hopping from one subject to another and then back again, but yesterday at school we had this cute little event where you got put into a group with some people from other years, and you had to go around the school doing little activies - it was actually really fun! I was put with a boy from my year, who i don't really like (but seeing as part of my school may read this, i won't include names), a sweet year 5 girl and a CAYOOOOT year 1 girl! And today after lunch when we went outside to talk and play and shizz, I saw her and she ran over waving and said "HI ERIN!" - so sweeeet!

I really want everyone to call me Esh - i've been to my school OVER a month now and I STILL haven't said to everyone, "Oi. Esh is the name." Because... Oh I don't know! Maybe I'll have to come to terms with my name. Don't get me wrong, i love the name Erin but a nickname is just nicer for your friends to call you, it sounds so much more casual! But my mum and dad picked a name that can't be shortened (unless i wanted to be called "Er" or "Rin" or "E") so it'll be harder to "catch on" - but the name Esh isn't something i just made up; my mum, dad, brother and close friends have been calling me it since a baby! I love it when i go around M and J's and everyone calls me "Esh" or "EshBee" Teheh :D

Anyway, I will shut up about school, food and my name, and leave you and love you! Or is it the other way around... Hmmm... Who knows?!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Beanie Blogs #18: Vegan Bakery Plans.

Hello all!

I thought I'd share a little future plan/idea of mine.

Okay, I would like to be an actress, for theatre. I pretty much always have been (apart from when I wanted to be a bus driver aged 6) - I've grown up with theatre around me, as my dad performs and mum likes reviewing people and stuff, so I really like it and would love to be an actress.
BUT; I also love the idea of owning a bakery. Actually I talked about this with my friends and I thought I will become an actress and my job "on the side" will be to own a bakery, ahaha I know that's not exactly a side job :D
But I would love to own a little vegan bakery/cafe as well as be an actress ^_^ I'd offer every type of tea, a selection of vegan cupcakes and muffins, cakes, pies, biscuits... And chai tea lattes ;)

That's pretty much it... I just wanted to share heheh. What are your job plans for the future (or for now)?


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Beanie Blogs #17: Illness, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Dance-y Stuff

Hello alll!

I've been ill the last two days, today I went back to school though - it was really nice; I came into the geography/history classroom, and most of them shouted "ERIIIIN!" so sweet <3
I finished right before lunch so mum and I went to Costa, I sneakily ate my packed lunch from dad and sipped on my SUPER YUMMY gingerbread latte.

STARBUCKS HAVE BROUGHT OUT PUMPKIN SPICE LATTEEESSS - wait, did I say that in my last blog post?
I prefer Starbucks over Costa, but Costa's gingerbread lattes are so gooood! So excited for Starbucks to release THEIR gingerbreadyummy lattes ^_^

I'm off to drama in about fifteen minutes - I think it's a workshop this time, which basically means instead of having an hour of drama, hour of singing and hour of dance, everyone (all the different age group companies; sounds confusing but it isn't teheh :D) gets together and we just practise stuff like the bows, etc. Did i say we're doing Beauty and the Beast for our Christmas production? Hm.... if I didn't, i'm playing the beggar woman! Haha, my laaavely friend is playing Amora, so basically i do a little scene and then run off stage, and my friend comes on to play... Well, me but prettier and more powerful :D (just so you know, Amora's the enchantress but she plays an old beggar lady at the beginning)
I'm really into dance at the moment; I've always liked it, but never been one of those, "OH MY PARENTS SENT TO ME TO THE ROYAL BALLET COMPANY WHEN I WAS TWO BECAUSE I AM JUST SO DARN TALENTED" (may I say, if you went to the Royal Ballet Company or whatever it's called when YOU were two - bravo! Actually anyone who does ballet i congratulate, i really want to start learning it - it's so elegant!) girls, but i do enjoy dance (even if it's just twizzling, swirling, twirling and jumping around my room to T. Swizzle). This is the only dance I do, and we do a whole mix of things but like i said, I'd like to do some ballet lessons ^_^

Hey, it's 11:25 PM right now -.- I forgot to finish this!
I went to drama, it was SO MUCH FUUUN! Then i had a dinner and a major snackathon which resulted in me feeling a bit iffy :/ But I'm off to bed now!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Beanie Blogs #16: Late Night Ramblings and 1ST OF OCTOBER!!!



I need to go to sleep soon...
So, my family and i just watched two episodes of Downton Abbey - i'm FINALLY watching it! Teheh, we borrowed the first and second season off my besties so we'll have to catch up pretty quickly!
Whilst watching it I snacked on a clementine (SO YUMMY and it SMELLS SO YUMMY, like festive christmas nommyness!), an apple and two chocolate rice cakes ^_^ I'm trying to become less obsessed by food; i mean, i LOVE food and recipes and stuff but I mean less obsessed by calories and stuff because that's almost on the verge of an eating disorder, but I've stopped counting calories and stuff now, I just try and eat healthy food. Lots of it, too ;)

Today I had only two lessons in school, then mum and I went to town and OH SNAP STARBUCKS DO PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE AAAAAAHHHHHHEEEEEEE OHMYGOSH FINALLY AHHH!
It was SOSOSO yummy, but a little on the almsot too sweet side, so next time I'm going to try the salted caramel hot choccy (all with soy milk, of course.) then I went BACK to school for a rehearsal of Romeo and Juliet... :( don't wanna think about it, but i hated it and really don't want to do it but that's not exactly an option D:

I came home, and had a bath using my Blackberry bath bomb from Lush (blackberries are in season,  and as i'm not a big fan of the taste; i used it them in my bath! Heheh :D) - ooh, side note on Lush; CHRISTMAS RANGE COMES OUT ON SATURDAY AHHHHHHHHHEEEEKKKK I KNOW LOTS OF EXCITMENT IN THIS POST ARRGGHHHEEEEEKKKHHGHK! Anywho, then I went on tumblr/youtube a bit, then had dinner (onion and canellini bean soup, some naan bread and a little bit of curry and rice... not much though because dad had cooked it in coconut milk and.... *shudder* just no to coconut milk from me.), then obviously snacked and watched Downton Abbey!

I feel I snack too much in the evenings, but when I look back, maybe i don't? Today I had vegan icecream too, but that's not the usual...
I think what I should do is take stuff and put it in a bowl, and eat that. Not get something little and then something else and then something else; i should just get one bigger snack or a bowl of little snacks and not go back to the kitchen, otherwise I often feel a bit full in the evenings.

Anyway, sorry for my brainless rambling, I gotta go now, byeee!


Sunday, September 30, 2012

WIAT: #1

I've decided instead of doing what I ate Wednesday's, I'll do what i ate TODAY's :D Apart from i ate this yesterday....

YUMYUMYUM - for breakfast I had Dorset Cereals gingerbread porridge (my favouuurite <3) with soya milk, and half a banana (i just gobbled up the other half) I'm not sure about putting fruit ON my gingerbread porridge... I love fruit with breakfast, but with a flavoured porridge I think it's better on the side... ANYWHO.

My mum and i went to get our haircut, and then we went to Uncle's to "Pop 'round" - came home at like half two, i was so hungry, so i munched up an apple ^_^
 Lunch was soso good - we thawed out some leek and potato soup dad had made (he'd gone crazy with the quantities, again, so we have loads of frozen soup now) and to the side, had a honey and sunflower seeded roll from Budgens which was a tad strange because it was white bread, which I'm not really used to anymore, and it was sort of sweet... But it was quite nice.
 We bought these beautiful plums so I just had to eat two!
 I decided to finally do my homework, and to help me think I thought to drink chocolate soya milk - but i got a bit sick of the sweetness, though the chocolate milk is super yummy, so I only drank half...
 But then made myself a chai tea!
 I really wasn't very hungry, and I know you shouldn't eat when you don't really feel like it blah blah blah but mum had bought THESE from Dorset Cereals - they tasted JUST LIKE A BROWNIE! It was incredible! I do usually eat a snack around 4ish to keep my blood sugar levels up, and this was PERFECT! Dorset Cereals bars are my favourite; I like 9bar, but i feel they're a little too sweet for me so I love these ones - i'm pretty sure this must be packed with antioxidants though because it's got dark chocolate and raisins in ^_^
 No, I didn't eat James and his CUUUTE doggy - but look how adorable! JAMES TO WIN THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF! WOOOOOT!
 Rubbish picture, I know - i had to take a picture of my brothers before he went for THIRDS. Mum made this pasta dish from Nigella; it was really yummy! I had seconds :)

For dessert i made my mum and I this little bowl of goodness (I also had another piece of my bread - bit of a seconds day :/) - i made cinnamon fruit and nut bread earlier, though it didn't really turn out like bread it turned out more like a BAR... But it was still yummy! So I added some soy yogurt and a plum, with a english breakfast tea on the side - it was so yummy!

So I hope you enjoyed this slightly strange food diary thing! :D